Thomas Schafer Commits Suicide
The 54-year-old German Finance Minister, Thomas Schafer has committed suicide over deep worries on coronavirus crisis. DW reports that the body of finance minister of Germany was found close to a railway track of Hochheim on Saturday. According to a German news agency German Finance Minister “despair about the scale of the state response required to tackle the coronavirus crisis,” looking for further investigations.
In Germany, finance minister of the Hesse state Thomas Schäfer has reportedly committed suicide over worries about the handling of the economic crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those contemplating suicide should contact their closest Befrienders service. pic.twitter.com/SV3YCHQRlj
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) March 30, 2020
Thomas Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday.https://t.co/higskM0zk3
— CNNNews18 (@CNNnews18) March 30, 2020
Hesse’s finance chief, Bouffier recalled that the finance minister of Germany, Thomas Schafer, had been working “day and night” to help people deal with coronavirus.“Today we have to assume that he was deeply worried,” he said. He added saying “It’s precise during this difficult time that we would have needed someone like him”.
The German state, Hesse is home to Frankfurt and is the financial capital of Germany.
Thomas Schafer was a member of the Angela Merkel’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU). He has a wife and two children.
Germany’s top virologist Christian Drosten says Germany is currently conducting around 500,000 coronavirus tests per week.
He said the large testing capacity and early testing is contributing to Germany’s fairly low death toll.
Around 6%-7% of tests come back positive.
— David P Gelles (@gelles) March 26, 2020
According to reports, there are 52,000 cases in the country as of Sunday. 389 people are dead and in the last 24 hours, a total of 3,965 new cases of the disease were found. Germany is the third most-affected country in Europe, after Spain & Italy, in numbers of patients with COVID-19.
Death Toll in Germany
This means we’re showing other countries’ death toll trajectories in a grid of "small multiples", as with cases.
• Lots of talk about Germany’s low fatality rates, but its death toll curve is tracking Italy’s
• Turkey is cause for concern
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) March 26, 2020
Why is Germany's CFR rate so low?
It's early, but the answer may be: testing, testing, and MORE testing.https://t.co/RSxsySJ9vT
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) March 26, 2020
Spain Princess died due to COVID-19
Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, 86-year-old Spain Princess died due to coronavirus complications. She was Spain’s, King Felipe VI cousin sister. Her brother Prince Sixto Enrique de Borbon, the Duke of Aranjuez, shared a post on Facebook which read “On this afternoon our sister Maria Teresa de Borbon Parma and Borbon Busset, a victim of the coronavirus COVID-19, died in Paris at the age of eighty-six”.
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